I miss Domino magazine. I was obsessed with it, and when the short-lived magazine had to close its doors I was traumatized! Where was I going to get my inspirational monthly read? Well, I obviously found other sources of inspiration, but I kept all my issues of Domino. I was flipping through them last night when I came across Jenna Lyons home. Black and white at its BEST! It was featured in the September 2009 issue. Jenna Lyons is is still J. Crew's creative director and lives in a Brooklyn brownstone. Many of you have seen these photographs, but I wanted to bring them back today for inspiration. Her house was also featured in UK's Livingetc magazine and her architect also had a picture I am featuring here. I hope you enjoy!
|via Levenson McDavid Architects|
I love the identical crystal chandeliers for the living room
and the dining room. It adds sparkle to the large space.
I love the simplicity of the rooms.There isn't any clutter
in these spaces, yet its not minimalistic either.
I find the dark walls to be beautiful and rich.
This baby room (now the baby is a toddler) is
a fashion exclamation! How trendy is it to have
black walls, yellow and white stripes on the
ceiling, a gorgeous fireplace (I hope it's baby
proofed now) and a cowhide rug! Too cute!
A cowhide rug is an excellent choice for a
baby room as it is soft and easy to clean,
what a great idea!
Jenna Lyons home gets a thumbs up from me. She uses black and white throughout her house unifying every space with this color combination. It's not overwhelming, or too dark. The dose is just right! I could live in there.
What did you think about this black and white brownstone?
I will be featuring black walls later on. I think they are gorgeous if used right.
Please comment if you wish!